It’s time for the Fly Fishing Film Tour!

On Wednesday, February 19, thoughts in Sun Valley will turn from fresh powder to freshwater; to trout streams and fly fishing to be exact. That evening at the historic Opera House in the Sun Valley Village, the 2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour (a.k.a. the F3T) will roll film. Labeled the “original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema,” the F3T is a one-of-a-kind experience.

The Fly Fishing Film Tour returns to Sun Valley February 19

The Fly Fishing Film Tour returns to Sun Valley February 19

According to tour producers, “Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade.”

This is a film tour to watch. Since its inception in 2007, the F3T has grown more than 30 percent each year, reaching nearly 50,000 anglers across North America last season. The event returns to Sun Valley this year, connecting with our vast community of fly fishing devotees.

Sun Valley is fly fishing Nirvana, offering some of the finest trout fishing in the world

Sun Valley is fly fishing Nirvana, offering some of the finest trout fishing in the world

With eight films on offer, there is something to satisfy every midwinter’s fly fishing fantasy. From a piece on the Gold Cup Invitational Tarpon Fly Tournament, to an insiders’ look at the pursuit of wild brook trout and landlocked salmon, to a journey to the furthest reaches of the Alaskan frontier, fly rod will travel. The evening brings to life the personalities and places helping to define this lifetime sport. You’ll see a lot of pretty spectacular fish, too. For a full description of the films being shown, please click HERE.

The screening begins at 7 p.m. Discounted tickets for $13 are available in advance at two fabulous local fly shops: Silver Creek Outfitters (with a second location in the Sun Valley Village) and Lost River Outfitters, both in Ketchum. At the door, tickets will be $15.

If this photo makes your heart sing, then this film fest is for you (photo Bryan Huskey, Silver Creek Outfitters)

If this photo makes your heart sing, then this film fest is for you (photo Bryan Huskey, Silver Creek Outfitters)

Fly fishing is a way of life and nearly a year-round pursuit in Sun Valley. Take an evening’s vacation from the slopes and trails and span the globe with some of the most daring anglers around, setting your hook for a night of camaraderie and adventure. Local fishing is excellent this time of year, too, if you wade into the current properly prepared. Warm layers and a few pairs of fingerless gloves will make for a fantastic day of winter fishing. For updated fishing reports, please click HERE.

Fish on!


Winter fishing can be very productive, and very beautiful, in the Sun Valley area

Winter fishing can be very productive, and very beautiful, in the Sun Valley area

Sun Valley Film Festival

March 15-18, 2012

Where Vision Comes Into Focus

Sun Valley, Idaho has been welcoming the film industry since Averell Harriman opened America’s first ski resort in 1936.  In 2012, the Sun Valley Film Festival brings the area’s rich cinematic tradition into the 21st century by welcoming cutting-edge independent films, premieres, exciting children’s programming, and previews of the new television and web series.  On March 15-18, filmmakers from around the world bring their vision to Sun Valley and you’re invited to watch it come in to focus.

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The Family of Woman Film Festival

Sun Valley Opera House

The Family of Woman Film Festival

March 2 – 4, 2012

The Family of Woman Film Festival will present five feature length films, both documentaries and dramas, highlighting the condition of women in the countries UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) serves in developing nations and Eastern Europe.

  • Friday, March 2, 7pm
  • Saturday, March 3, 3pm & 7pm
  • Sunday, March 4, 3pm & 7pm
Filmmakers will be present to answer questions after each film.
Tickets are $15 per film, and $60 for all five films.
Tickets may be purchased at Chapter One Bookstore and Iconoclast Books two weeks prior to the festival and will also be available at the box office on performance days.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.  UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
UNFPA – because everyone counts

Sun Valley Harvest: A Gathering of Film Oct 22 & 23

To kick off our 75th Winter Season, Sun Valley Resort, Level 1, Monster, Red Bull, Smith, Apple’s Bar & Grill, The Roosevelt Tavern, Whiskey Jacques and the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation present The First Annual SUN VALLEY HARVEST: A GATHERING OF FILM festival, October 22-23, 2010.

A friendly film competition to celebrate the beauty of our mountain and valley, the talent of those who live, ski and ride here and the creativity of local and regional film & video makers. The first annual Sun Valley Harvest Film Festival will showcase local talent – on the hill, winter or summer, as well as behind the camera. Final Film Submission deadline is October 15!
Info about film submission on our website at:
The First Annual Harvest, A Gathering of Film is set to show Friday and Saturday, October 22-23.

The Harvest will feature EYE TRIP by Level 1, a special appearance by Director and Producer Josh Berman and athletes starring in the film including Wiley Miller, Tom Wallisch and others.

Another first will be the local premiere of Stan Evans’ "Say My Name." Showing up with the Director Producer will be film athletes Grete Eliassen, Winter X-Games gold medalist and featured on the cover of the November issue of "Free Skier" magazine.

The event kicks off Friday, October 22nd starting at 4:30 p.m. at Apple’s Bar & Grill with an open house, autograph session and film entry viewing. Early evening entertainment will be Billing Montana’s own Taylor Brown. Entry fee is $10.
At 7pm, local premieres will be viewed – starting with TGR;s "Light The Wick." At 9:30 pm the party, sponsored by Red Bull, moves on to Whiskey Jacque’s with a showing of Forums "F*** It" with the sounds of the Red Bull guest DJ Miller to make sure that
Post preview welcome party at Whiskey Jacques in Ketchum starts at 9:30pm.

Saturday, October 23rd, the Sun Valley Opera House will host an open house at 2pm and will include film submission viewing, an autograph session and special lawn exhibitions. Tailgate Alaska will be showing their latest movie starting a 4:00pm. "Say My Name" will be shown at 6pm and at 7:30 pm the Awards Ceremony will begin. Level 1′s "Eye Trip" premieres at 8pm. Saturday entry fee is $15.

The festival will conclude with a farewell party at 9:30 pm at The Roosevelt Grille with the sounds of Ethan Tucker and the brews of Alaskan Brewing Company.

Also on Friday through Sunday, October 22-24 check out the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s Ski Swap at the Sagewillow Barn in Elkhorn. Always a hit with the locals, you won’t have too much trouble finding great gear and apparel. Admission is only $1.00 at the door.
Swap Hours:

  • Friday 11am-6pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 10am-1pm

Hourly door prize drawings for free Sun Valley resort day passes and tickets to the Sun Valley Harvest, A Gathering of Film.
For more SVSEF Ski Swap info:

6th Annual Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival Sept 16-19, 2010

The Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival is dedicated to the exploration of the journey inward through transformational films, filmmakers and thinkers.
This the festival will feature a Children’s Film Festival, internationally acclaimed films and speakers/panels, and an intercultural dance performance by the Jayanthi Raman Dance Company and more.

Embark on an exploration of the human spirit. Watch films with meaning that are entertaining and thought-provoking. Meet the film-makers who are making a difference. Dedicated to the exploration of the human spirit through the medium of film, our festival aims to educate and empower our audiences and artists to consider new perspectives on life, and ultimately, to help make the world a better place.

For film schedule and tickets visit:

For tickets to the Thursday, September 16 performance of Shrishti-Creation by the Jayanthi Raman Dance Company visit: